Pet-embalming can be a rewarding experience for both you and your cat, but certain guidelines must be followed. Without due caution and instruction, the kitty will be improperly mummified. That's why we're here to help you in your quest for preserving Fluffy.
The culture that originated this fantastic custom, of course, was Ancient Egypt. The Egyptians would mummify their pharoahs and nobles to prepare them for the afterlife, and with them they would bury the items required by the dead. Jewelry, art, books, and slaves have all been unearthed in Egyptian tombs. But most curious of all was the their habit of burying people with their cats. Cats were considered godly and, naturally, were vital to a happy and healthy afterlife. As such, cats were embalmed with their masters, sometimes prematurely, to ensure that the late pharoah or noble would have a guide and companion in the Netherworld.
Though the process of mummification originated thousands of years ago, it is anything but primitive. The chemical processes involved in the preservation of human beings and their feline counterparts are complex and delicate. A proper mummification is difficult because certain steps must be taken in creating the perfect chemical environment for preservation. We will lead you through a step-by-step procedure for cat mummification based on the carefully developed Egyptian method. It's a lot of fun.